"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit." E. E. Cummings
Though I often paint alone and find the solitude a balm, I have also witnessed and experienced the transformative power of creativity in community. Similar to doing meditation at temple or yoga at a studio, there is a way in which you stay in the practice longer when surrounded by the energy and accountability of others.
The first step I invite participants at Open heart studio to do is to remove the plastic wrapper around the canvas. Stepping into creativity is vulnerable. We must remove a protective layer. Stepping into community is vulnerable. If we want to connect with others, we may think we need to show our perfection, but really we connect around our authenticity and vulnerability.
I'm so grateful for the chance to walk with people as they step into creativity, into the curiosity, wonder and delight of the human spirit. What a blast helping sixty...SIXTY women step into creativity last night.
If you are looking to step into creativity and think the support of community might help. Check out my upcoming events.
Photo from Rise Night Out 2019